I have never had a flu vaccine and I never will.

This statement might trigger all sorts of fears and all sorts of arguments.

But truly, I am sane and intelligent; abundantly researched and well informed.

If you will indulge me for a bit, I will tell you why I came to this decision.


  • Do I frequently become ill with the flu?
  • How likely am I to get ill from the flu?
  • How likely am I to get really ill from the flu?
  • How likely am I to die from the flu?

The answers to these questions are

  • No, I don’t get the flu
  • Not likely
  • Really unlikely
  • Really improbable

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So what if I, for the sake of going along with the crowd, got the flu vaccine?

Post Vaccine Questions:

With a vaccine, any minor symptom I noticed would stimulate these questions:

  • Do I have Guillaine Bar?
  • Do I have neurological damage?
  • Do I have a full blown case of what I was vaccinated for?
  • Am I experiencing stroke symptoms from inflammation from the vaccine?
  • Do I have brain inflammation?
  • Am I contagious by shedding?
  • Has the vaccine DNA fragments initiated a mutation in my cells?
  • Has the vaccine initiated an auto-immune disease?
  • Has the vaccine initiated or triggered cancer in my body?

If the Goals are Health and Peace of Mind:

In terms of worry, it is the latter questions that would disturb my peace more.

A lot more.

Good Management

I do a lot more than most people when it comes to my health. I like taking the lead role in my personal health program. By being pro-active and well resourced I am not defaulting right to scary a the first sign of a scratchy throat or a sneeze.

The seasonal flu is not life threatening for a healthy person. At best, the flu is non existent or at worst, a minor inconvenience.

Boosting the immune system from a pro-active point of view would include avoiding GMO’s; choosing organic food, clean water, and a healthy life style that includes exercise. Eating for the body’s sake is something many people don’t even consider.

Overall, the foundation of a healthy immune system is good management that avoids quick fixes, heavy handed therapies or toxic cures.

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Is the Flu Vaccine Effective?

Many people who religiously get the flu vaccine get sick with the flu anyway

The challenge with the vaccine is that it is created by scientists who GUESS what the strain will be. Let’s look at life from a microbe’s point of view.

If a microbe whether a virus or a bacteria wants to thrive, it has to know how to mutate as it moves through a community. Mutation is key to survival.

Trust me when I say SURVIVAL is the main tactic of any organism, including ourselves. The faster our system can adapt, the better. So, arbitrarily deciding what the fashionable flu strain of the season is, has nothing to do with the flu coming to your town.

Is The Flu Vaccine Safe?

Many people get sick from the vaccine itself

There are many people who are questioning the ingredients in vaccines.

One of my Facebook friends Wayne Stobbe from Australia says ” “What a relief to know vaccines are safe and only the ingredients contained in them are dangerous.”

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This list is from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Website

Common substances found in vaccines include:

  • Aluminum gels or salts of aluminum which are added as adjuvants to help the vaccine stimulate a better response. Adjuvants help promote an earlier, more potent response, and more persistent immune response to the vaccine.
  • Antibiotics which are added to some vaccines to prevent the growth of germs (bacteria) during production and storage of the vaccine. No vaccine produced in the United States contains penicillin.
  • Egg protein is found in influenza and yellow fever vaccines, which are prepared using chicken eggs. Ordinarily, persons who are able to eat eggs or egg products safely can receive these vaccines.
  • Formaldehyde is used to inactivate bacterial products for toxoid vaccines, (these are vaccines that use an inactive bacterial toxin to produce immunity.) It is also used to kill unwanted viruses and bacteria that might contaminate the vaccine during production. Most formaldehyde is removed from the vaccine before it is packaged.
  • Monosodium glutamate (MSG) and 2-phenoxy-ethanol which are used as stabilizers in a few vaccines to help the vaccine remain unchanged when the vaccine is exposed to heat, light, acidity, or humidity.
  • Thimerosal is a mercury-containing preservative that is added to vials of vaccine that contain more than one dose to prevent contamination and growth of potentially harmful bacteria.

Is The Flu Vaccine Necessary?

Vaccines may work in the short term to block the infection of some cells and reduce the incidence of acute illness, but in doing so they may very well trigger autoimmune reactions, prevent our TH1 systems from dealing effectively with the rogue cancer cells we all have, and modify the immune system in ways we can’t predict.

Vaccine makers have made attempts to stimulate the long term immunity but so far they have all failed.

Of course, they continue to maintain that current vaccines are safe and effective, but are they?

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There has never been a drug invented that does not have side effects; including vaccines.

If you doubt this, ask to see the inserts. (This is the folded paper from inside the box, not the sheet which you are more likely to be offered.)

How can my immune system function in an optimal way by driving this toxic material deep into my brain and glandular system?

How is my immune system more prepared to fight a common low risk infection by initiating a hyper-inflamed immune response.

Do I need to get a vaccine to keep you safe?

(‘My shot won’t work unless you get a shot and your shot won’t work unless I get a shot’ ..Huh?)

Doesn’t vaccinating provide Herd Immunity?

Herd immunity via vaccine is an erroneous concept that assumes:

1. Vaccinated people are immune to the diseases for which they have been vaccinated
2.Vaccinated people cannot carry the diseases for which they are vaccinated
3. Vaccinated people cannot spread the disease to others

My favorite analogy for herd immunity is that if 95% of people in a building are all wearing hard hats when the ceiling falls in, the 5% are protected. (Dr. Robert Murdoch).

So vaccines either work or they don’t work. Period.

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I don’t get the flu. I may feel punky for a day, here and there, but if I take care of myself and look deeper to see what I need to do to look after myself, I breeze through the flu season without a sniffle or complaint.

So how will a dose of flu-brew every year put me ahead?

I would essentially be going along with the plan so that those who are not so pro-active can feel safe.

Bottom line; I cannot and will not make health choices for other people. But I do get to make choices for myself. I made choices for my child until she reached age of majority; by Divine Right.

I do not want my health choices directed and dictated by people who shop in drug stores; getting their drugs in the back and their pop, chips and candy on the way out. I will not line up when they accuse me of a ‘lack of responsibility’ ‘ignorance’ and being socially dangerous.

I don’t have a different kind of cootie that they don’t have.

To my mind, this is distorted reasoning from start to end.

Vaccines are designed for personal protection.

An Open Letter to Legislators Currently Considering Vaccine Legislation from Tetyana Obukhanych, PhD in Immunology

Wisdom requires observing for 7 days, seven years and seven generations. Then we can appreciate what ‘safe’ means. I have worked very hard over years to bring my health up to excellent. I am drug free and have been so since 1980. The very thought of undoing all that by injecting toxic and genetic changing material into my body,

… What madness.

What I can do is to take the steps necessary to boost and care for my immune system. I can be prepared and resourced for pro-active self care in the event of…

Bottom line; flu and colds don’t scare me as much as vaccine reactions.

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Bio PicNelda McEwen has been practicing as a Medical Intuitive in SW Ontario for over 25 years; counselling individuals and families, as well as offering her signature ICH training to other Medical Intuitives in the health field. Nelda’s professional research has been acknowledged and published in the Professional Kinesiology Practitioners Manual. The PKP program is recognized through the International Kinesiology College of Zurich Switzerland.